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Postgraduate 
(MED)

Leader: Dr K. Dear
Offered:
MMSALFRED First semester 2006 (OCL)
Synopsis: This unit covers the necessary mathematical background to understand the key techniques in biostatistics.
Objectives: On completion of this unit students should be able to: 1. demonstrate a broad understanding of the mathematics underlying key statistical methods; 2. demonstrate an understanding of basic algebra and analysis, and the ability to manually differentiate and integrate algebraic expressions, and perform Taylor series expansions; 3. understand the basic laws of probability, and the calculus basis of expectation and distribution theory; 4. perform matrix manipulations manually; 5. understand the numerical methods behind solutions of equations regularly encountered in methods in biostatistics.
Assessment: Two written assignments + Timed exam